Motorola Asia Implements World's Largest Corporate Travel Management System With Sabre Business Travel Solutions; Installation Generates Largest Volume of Non-U.S. Trips Booked
MINNEAPOLIS, July 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Sabre (NYSE: TSG) today announced that Motorola Asia has installed Sabre Business Travel Solutions(R) across 12 countries to simplify travel processes and cut costs. Motorola has deployed Sabre BTS on its corporate Intranet for use by more than 8,700 travelers. Reaching 90 percent of total trips booked, Motorola's adoption rates have far exceeded the company's original forecast. With Sabre's installations in Taiwan, Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Japan, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, China, Vietnam and the Philippines; Motorola Asia estimates that its travel and entertainment costs will be reduced by 30 percent. "Motorola was looking for more than just a robust end-to-end travel solution like Sabre BTS for our Asian markets. We needed a service provider with a reputation for quality global support and one that fits with our overall corporate philosophy and technology direction. Sabre had both," Paul Rode, corporate vice president and director of finance for Motorola. "Our users have found the transition to Sabre BTS simple, convenient and attractive because it is such a powerful tool. Despite the complexity of being deployed in multiple countries, Sabre was very flexible in handling Motorola's unique travel policy. We have been pleased with Sabre BTS' ability to efficiently handle a wide range of itineraries across a variety of environments." Sabre BTS gives business travelers the convenience of making their own travel arrangements on their computers with the reassurance of 24-hour access and support capabilities from their travel agency, while maintaining the integrity of the company's travel and entertainment policies. In addition, the product suite enables corporations to track every travel dollar from pre- planning and purchasing to expense reporting and reimbursement. "Sabre BTS offers a fast and convenient online experience for business travelers while reducing total travel costs for the corporation," said Nancy Raynor, senior vice president and general manager of Sabre BTS. "This 12-country deployment underscores our system's flexibility and capabilities in dealing with complex international travel and multi-country deployment. Motorola Asia is on the cutting edge of travel management with a strong vision and a corporate culture focused on results. We are extremely pleased that we were able to respond to Motorola's needs by providing a deployment that is supported across the globe." Sabre is a world leader in the electronic distribution of travel and is a leading provider of information technology solutions for the travel and transportation industries, including customized software development and software products, transaction processing, consulting and total information technology outsourcing. Current Sabre news releases may be accessed via the Internet. Visit the company's Web site at http://www.Sabre.com. Sabre and the Sabre logo are registered trademarks of an affiliate of The Sabre Group, Inc., soon to be known as Sabre Inc.
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